• Buick will add a 250-horsepower turbo model to the Verano lineup for 2013.
Buick today announced the 2013 Verano Turbo will be powered by an Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine that produces an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.
According to the automaker, the 2013 Verano Turbo will hit 60mph in 6.2 seconds.
The 250-hp Verano Turbo goes into production at the end of this year, and, if you so desire, Buick will sell you one with a manual.
Exterior cues are limited to dual exhaust outlets, a little T badge, and a decklid spoiler, while sporty pedals and the optional manual shifter are the only tip-offs inside.
Verano Turbo drivers will find that the suspension system is about 10-15 percent stiffer than the base model, while the steering is roughly 10-15 percent tighter. The Verano’s strut and front spring calibration is unique to the vehicle, once again keeping a far distance from other models in the GM family.
Buick estimates that fuel economy numbers will be close to what we see from the Regal Turbo and/or GS, while pricing will be announced closer to the start of production in late 2012. We expect the turbo model to get at least 30 mpg on the highway.
|2013 Buick Verano Turbo|
|BASE PRICE||$29,000 (est)|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, FWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan|
|ENGINE||2.0L/250-hp*/260-lb-ft* turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4|
|TRANSMISSIONS||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic|
|CURB WEIGHT||3550 lb (mfr)|
|LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT||183.9 x 71.4 x 58.4 in|
|0-60 MPH||6.2 sec (mfr est)|
|EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON||Not yet rated|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Fall 2012|